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Alleged Samsung Galaxy S3 photo shows both physical and capacitive buttons

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy S3 photo shows both physical and capacitive buttons
Alleged Samsung Galaxy S3 photo shows both physical and capacitive buttons
Another day, another "Next Galaxy" image, this time sent by one of our own tipsters, who claims this is the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3. Your guess is as good as ours whether this is a final version, some prototype, or something else altogether, concocted through image editing.

There is evidently a physical home key, as rumored, and two capacitive buttons, while the whole setup resembles a lot the render from the leaked early manual of a Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 that we saw yesterday. The side bezel of what seems to be quite a big display is pretty thin, but we'll leave the speculations on screen size aside, as we can't vouch whether this is the real deal anyway.

In fact, Samsung's VP Robert Yi all but confirmed the naming scheme yesterday at the quarterly results conference call with the slip of the tongue “We are anticipating very strong demand of Galaxy S3”, so at least that guessing game seems to be over now. What are your thoughts on this latest claimant to be the Galaxy S3?

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:35 15

1. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


perfect screen size, looks curved and very much galaxy nexus-style

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:41 23

5. santaclaus (Posts: 52; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


noob design. copied the galaxy nexus. no innovation!!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:44 10

27. dsDoan (Posts: 220; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Aside from button placement, how is the design of any smartphone different from any other.

In the past 5 years, very few phones have had noticeable design differences.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:48 6

29. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


open up ur eyes... u r forgetting abt sony and nokia

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:51 9

31. dsDoan (Posts: 220; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Like I said, "very few phones had noticeable design differences." How many Android phones has Sony put out? I shouldn't even need to mention Nokia.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:53 2

52. hehehaha (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


In case you didn't notice, Sony's NXT series alone have 3 completely different phones, Xperia S, P and U. They've introduced one more to the series which is the Xperia Sola. And there's an Xperia Arco HD for the Japanese market, and Xperia Ion for the US, all with noticeable designs.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:48

59. dsDoan (Posts: 220; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Sony's a minority when it comes to Android.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 10:40

93. louisboi514 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


Dude, touch screen phones hardly even existed in the market back in 2007...

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:00

67. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Well, they are both Samsung products =/

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 18:07

83. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 217; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


That is one of the ugliest phones ive ever seen. There is no way that the s3 will look like that

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:21 7

20. bruindog (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Who cares. The U.S. variant has an S4 so not matter how good it looks it will still blow. If your just finding this out go look at the other recent articles.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 14:09

74. h3llboy911 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


This Photo is.FAKE!!! I wonder how hasn't anyone noticed the colour of the screen yet. The Super AMOLED Plus screen of my sgs2 looks black even when the screen is turned off. Here, in this photo it looks grey like an LCD. No way the Galaxy S3 is coming with an LCD. So this picture looks fake to me and this design may be just another mock up.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 15:30

78. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It looks gray because of the reflection.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 22:29

88. shayan (Posts: 148; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


yeah, all previus versions of amoled looked black as hell when their turned off.
but we dont know what kind of amoled gs3 will have. and I read that samsung made a new technology for galaxy S3 amoled with a totaly diffrent subpixel green.
might as well look gray when it turned off...

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 19:03

84. poddey (Posts: 75; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The more curved design doesn't surprise me at all. We can thank Apple and their lawsuits against Samsung for that. I think it actually looks alright but I would have preferred it if Samsung had saved the design of their new galaxy player with the speakers at the top and bottom for the S3 instead.

I'm not entirely convinced that this is the S3 though... Take the home button for instance. It is not rectangular like on previous Android Galaxy phones. The shape of it is what Samsung has used for its Bada phones. So this could actually be the next Bada phone, unless Sammie wants to "unite" the design language between its Android and Bada line up.

posted on 28 Apr 2012, 01:59

90. poddey (Posts: 75; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The photo above has a rectangular home button but I was referring to the pictures up on gsmarena which are closer to the leaked service manual. Hmmm... Well only a few more days left until we find out!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:39 5

2. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


fugly .

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:42 22

6. Rangers (Posts: 12; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


like you?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:44 2

7. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


yes you.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:56 7

12. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Who?.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:04 16

15. wendygarett (unregistered)


get a job eaxvac!!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:10

42. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


thank you.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:24 2

57. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Reported. again

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:28 1

82. sheep (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


The phone's design isn't made to please one person

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 20:55 1

86. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6678; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


you're THE UGLY ONE.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:40 6

3. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)


A bit roundish for my personal liking, but I don't think this is the final physical design. Not bad though.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:20 1

69. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess, but I prefer roundish design cues over the squarish ones found in previous Galaxy models. This phone looks gorgeous to me. Of course, Samsung will probably tweak the design for every US variant of the device, as always, so maybe there's hope for you yet (assuming you're in the US of course...)

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:41 11

4. xenonn1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


weird...it looks like a remote.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:45 5

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


tat is i9500 not i9300... there are 3 devices came out at may 3
i9300, i9500 and galaxy tab 10.1...

But seriously Samsung!!! Is that what you call "The Next Galaxy"?!!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:01 8

13. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


"The Next Galaxy" is just a joke by Samsung aimed at apple.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:46 13

9. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


jesus what do you guys expect ? talk about high expectations.... you guys dont think about productions costs or anything.. give it a break

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:02 1

41. jan25 (Posts: 416; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


they finally have a reason to complain!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:52 6

10. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I hope this will be not a final design:-(

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 02:52 5

11. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Hmm.. I like it.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:04 6

14. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I like it, the roundish in the corners, like the other guys said. Seems good..
And this S3 is not about the physical structure it is expected a lot, we are expecting on the specs sheet..

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:08 4

16. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


galaxy s3!!!!
gs3 will be a beast
imo it can look better than this qork hard sammy

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:08 1

17. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


galaxy s3!!!!
gs3 will be a beast
imo it can look better than this qork hard sammy

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:15 2

18. cGmC11 (Posts: 115; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Looks good with great balance design! This is the better pic of the alleged GS3 to date...

This is the big rumored 4.8" 1080p display?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:18 2

19. veto_242 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


i can't believe

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:22 9

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Looks fake, looks like someone photoshopped over a galaxy nexus.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 05:30 3

38. wendygarett (unregistered)


a photoshop from iphonearena... sigh...

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:48 2

65. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


This is full photoshop. Look at the the capacitive buttons, home and back are ok, but ICS does.not have a menu button as one of the 3 main buttons. They had to putthe multitaking button. So this is a full photoshop of the GNex.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:26 6

22. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


cant understand the hullabaloo about hardware? Much more important is the software and what you can do with the device - not what it looks like!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:27 4

23. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


For the majority of smartphone owners looks is more important

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 05:26 3

37. wendygarett (unregistered)


STRONGLY AGREE!!!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:48

30. dsDoan (Posts: 220; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


If it's not vanilla Android, I couldn't care less about software, and hardware is all that matters, because I'll be ROMming it, anyway.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:33 4

24. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Design looks pretty good, but I hope this isn't the final design. It should have a more distinct look, like the SGS, SGS2 and GNex.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:37 6

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


fake. it has a menu key.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:22 2

44. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Why is that a problem ?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:54 5

47. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


In 4.0 menu key was gone, devs are moving away from it why would a company want that ?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:30

50. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


The sensation and i9100 runs ICS and have menu buttons . It's nice cause you dont have I search across the screen to find where the hell is the menu button !

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:49 4

66. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1643; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Those didnt ship with ICS noob.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 12:31 1

70. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i agree. i like having a menu key but Google is moving away from that. now you get multitasking, home & back.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 13:10 1

72. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1773; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Okay, what about the One series? ICS isn't supposed to have any capacative buttons, but they do and are shipping with ICS. If this were coming straight from Google I'd agree with you, but since this will be a manufacturer skinned phone, the manufacturer can do whatever they want. I'd guess that this version of Touchwiz has menu button capability. It doesn't matter if the capability isn't native to ICS becuase it can be added to the manfacturer skin.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 15:00

77. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i didn't say it was fake because it had capacitive keys, i said it was fake because it had a menu key. while HTC has decided to stick with traditional capacitive keys they're still in the new layout so your point is moot.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:37 4

26. iamkrishna (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


i think this is the real one... it has curved edges as shown in the samsung ad

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:46 3

28. dsDoan (Posts: 220; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


No physical or capacitive buttons on my ICS devices; thanks!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 03:55

32. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


am i the only one who thinks tt it looks like the Nitro HD?

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:21 2

33. eyadroid (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


it's too long!
maybe it's just a picture distortion.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 04:25 3

34. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Each smartphone cost Samsung more than $100 million in R&D, all phone will have round edge or square edge, if you wanted totally different look make your own. Last year Samsung spent about $10 billion in R&D for all products. Apple spent about $3 billion in R&D and made $11 billion in profit in Q1 of 2012.

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